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Taliban suicide bomber kills 7 Georgian troops at base in Helmand

The Taliban claimed one of their suicide bombers detonated the bomb inside a base in the Now Zad district. The suicide attack is the sixth of its kind by the Taliban and their allies in less than two weeks.


Suicide bomber kills 10 Afghan students, 2 US soldiers

The suicide bomber targeted a US and Afghan Local Police patrol as it passed by a high school in Paktia province. The US has stepped up raids against the Haqqani Network in Paktia.


IMU, Taliban launched joint suicide assault in Panjshir

IMU-Panjshir-2013-suicide-bombers.jpgThe Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan claimed the attack under the banner of the Taliban's spring offensive and said that it "is continuing its jihadi activities in the Khorasan region."


ISAF targets al Qaeda leader in Kunar

The target of the raid was a senior al Qaida leader who serves as an operations chief, trainer, and facilitator in the east.


Turkistan Islamic Party touts suicide bombings in Afghanistan

In recently released propaganda, the al Qaeda-linked group claimed two suicide attacks in Afghanistan and identified several fighters who have been killed in the country since 2007.


Taliban suicide bomber assassinates senior politician in Afghan north

The head of the provincial council in Baghlan province and 13 others were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber who was dressed as a policeman.


ISAF targets al Qaeda facilitator in eastern Afghanistan

The International Security Assistance Force has balked at mentioning al Qaeda in press releases since the end of January.


Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin suicide bomber in Kabul kills 6 Americans, 9 Afghans

The Taliban's spring offensive promised a renewed focus on suicide attacks targeting ISAF forces. Today's suicide bombing in a residential area also injured 39 Afghan civilians.


Panjwai district chief of police: 'Pakistan has been trying to bring Afghanistan under its control'

dcopsm03.jpgDistrict Chief of Police Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Mohammad discusses the roots of the insurgency, the Kandahar massacre, poppy eradication, and Panjwai's improvement in security.


ISAF launches multiple raids against IMU as fighting season heats up

Raids against the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan continue at an unprecedented pace. There have been five raids against the group in Afghanistan so far this month and 26 this year.


ISAF kills 2 'Arab'-linked commanders in Nuristan

Luhayb-Saudi-most-wanted.jpg One of those killed, Saleh Abd al Aziz Hamad al Luhayb, was wanted by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of the Interior. The International Security Assistance Force will not describe him and others with links to "Arabs" as al Qaeda.


Afghan soldier kills 2 ISAF troops in latest green-on-blue attack

The two ISAF soldiers were killed in western Afghanistan. So far this year, there have been six such attacks, which account for 13 percent of ISAF's deaths.


Pakistani Taliban praise bin Laden by 'waging jihad for the Caliphate'

Ihsanullah-Ishan-OBL-video.jpg"We dedicate all our activities for the next decade to Sheikh Osama bin Laden," Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said in a video praising the slain al Qaeda leader.


ISAF targets 'insurgent leader' linked to Haqqanis, Pakistani Taliban, and 'Arabs'

The insurgent leader runs a training camp somewhere along the Afghan-Pakistan border and commands more than 100 fighters, including suicide bombers.


Taliban assassinate member of Afghan High Peace Council

The Taliban have now assassinated three senior members of the peace council since the end of the summer of 2011. The attack was likely executed by the Mullah Dadullah Front.


Haqqani Network's Taj Mir Jawad subgroup targeted in raid

Taj Mir Jawad is a co-leader of the Kabul Attack Network, and is a senior commander in the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.


Taliban promise suicide assaults, 'insider attacks' in this year's spring offensive

The "Khalid bin Waleed spring operation" will include the use "special military tactics," "collective martyrdom operations," and "insider attacks," against Coalition personnel.


Turkistan Islamic Party releases video of children in training

Turkistan-Islamic-Party-kiddie-training-video.jpgIn the video, the children, some of whom appear to be no older than six, are shown firing handguns, AK-47 assault rifles, and a PKM machine-gun.


ISAF kills senior IMU leader in Afghan north

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader "coordinated operations between IMU and Taliban networks" and directed suicide operations in Balkh province.


Al Qaeda intelligence chief reported killed in drone strike

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Abu Ubaydah Abdullah al Adam, a senior al Qaeda leader who serves as the intelligence chief for the terror group, was killed in a recent US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal areas.